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Andrew Buckser

This article discusses structural, logistical, and administrative issues associated with the use of participant observation assignments in teaching the anthropology of religion. Fieldwork presents extraordinary opportunities for teaching students about the nature of cultural difference, but it also poses pedagogical challenges that require careful planning and supervision. The article reviews problems including the scope and nature of the observation, student preparation and guidance, connecting with fieldsites, presentation formats, issues of ethics and confidentiality, and university administrative considerations.

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

,” she writes, “rhythm is barely visible and therefore rarely noticed, but it is also ever-present” (ibid.: 1). It is important, though, not to overstate this point. In the anthropology of religion, descriptions of the barely visible yet ever

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

Culture . New York : Houghton Mifflin . Bielo , James S. 2013 . “ Introduction: Writing Religion .” In Crane and Weibel 2013, 1 – 10 . Bielo , James S. 2015 . Anthropology of Religion: The Basics . New York : Routledge . Bonsen , Roland

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A Decade of Religion and Society

Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman

each other. In recent years, our approach has also cemented ties with the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, a subsection of the American Anthropological Association. Over the entirety of the last decade, we have continued to publish exceptional

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On Knowing Faith

Theology, Everyday Religion, and Anthropological Theory

Joel Robbins

I was very honored by the invitation to deliver the 2019 Rappaport Lecture, which forms the basis of this article. 1 The theme of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion's conference for which it was written, “The Politics of Religious

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Lenience in Systems of Religious Meaning and Practice

Maya Mayblin and Diego Malara

of discipline and lenience would apply, the articles of this special section all explore the topic from the vantage point of religion. The anthropology of religion has a long and fertile history for intellectual discussions of discipline, particularly

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

, which is why their study is key to any research on these groups. In this sense, we believe that ethno-astronomy and anthropology of religion afford critical perspectives to understand these societies as a whole, and not merely to look into specific

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The Alimentary Forms of Religious Life

Technologies of the Other, Lenience, and the Ethics of Ethiopian Orthodox Fasting

Diego Malara

Christianity. ” In A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion , ed. Janice Boddy and Michael Lambek , 257 – 273 . Oxford : Wiley Blackwell . Boylston , Tom . 2018 . The Stranger at the Feast: Prohibition and Mediation in an Ethiopian Orthodox

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The Immanent Frame

Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Afterlife Research Centre

The Non-religion and Secularity Research Network

Teaching Religion in the Social Sciences

Network of Anthropology of Religion

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Matthew Engelke

We all have our conceptual bugbears, terms which, as anthropologists, cause us trouble. Over the past couple of years, an increasing number of anthropologists working in the anthropology of religion have had to face some newly prominent ones: atheism, godlessness, and (worst of all) non-religion.